Good news: DEP approves water system plan; first COVID-19 assistance application filed

June 3, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer

On Monday, the Selectmen's office received word that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection approved the Water Supply Business Plan for the Weir River Water System, without conditions.

This comes as good news leading up to the transition of the water system serving Hingham, Hull, and part of Cohasset from the Aquarion Water Company to Town of Hingham ownership, which could be complete by July 31.

"This is a huge milestone in the water system transition process, and it represents a massive team effort by town staff, elected officials and volunteers, town counsel, and our consultants," Asst. Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur said during last night's selectmen's meeting.

COVID-19 assistance

With assistance from the finance branch of Hingham's COVID-19 Incident Management Team, the town's first-round application for COVID-19-related reimbursements under the CARES Act was submitted in the amount of $60,000.

"Many thanks to [Town Accountant] Sue Nickerson, Heidi Gaul, and Sharon Perfetti [both from the Selectmen's office] for their work to track and document all of our COVID-19-related expenses since March," Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur said.

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